Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sketchbook Tuesday - Modesty Blaise

Modesty Blaise © Associated Newspaper/Atlantic Syndication

I should start up a new tag for my blog posts: Telephone call sketches. I have started reading the first volume of Modesty Blaise newspaper strips. I just started but I am enjoying it. Probably why I started sketching this, my version of Miss Blaise, while I was on a call. :)

I finished the first round of drawings for another grammar book, the student copy, and feel pretty good about it. This is the second book in the series that I have worked on in the last couple of months. I'm hoping to be involved with the rest of the series. A different, and rather large project is moving along nicely. Tomorrow I will be devoting the whole day to it. Probably the rest of the week, unless something distracts me.

I finished transferring my sketchbook drawing of Royce's next commission piece to bristol board today. Now I just need to tighten it up and start inking. Should be done by the end of the week. Then I move on to a two character commission that will be wacky fun. :)

I uploaded over 115 images to my www.gonzoartstudio.com site, also known as my comic art/pin-up related site. Everything I put up is on my blog posts for the last 10 months, but now they are in galleries and easier to view. I had now idea I had that much material to work with. And actually I didn't even get into the work that is mine, as opposed to super-hero art. Another jaw dropping moment was when I found out I have done more than 40 of the gray Canson Paper Portraits. That is just amazing. And I'm still sitting on a lot of them. :) Anyway, take a glance over there if you can't find anything else to look at on the internet. :)

This is Post #1117


Comix Book Gurl said...

Love the update on your websites! Easier to pimp out your name ;)

Royce Thrower said...

Headed over there.....NOW!

Gene Gonzales said...

Pimp away Lisa. Thanks!

Take your time Royce, I'll be here waiting. :)

Steven Ng said...

I love Modesty Blaise, especially drawn by Jim Holdaway. I think you'll love those stories.

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Steven! I'm really enjoying the first book. I know I will be getting more. I really wish that comic strips would be printed larger when they are collected. I know most newspapers need to shrink them down. But it's not necessary in collections. There are three story lines in the first book and I would gladly spend the same for one or two if they would let the art shine and print larger. But then, publishers probably only have film from the syndicates and those are probably small.